Editors' Picks: Greatest Chick Flicks Ever

Here's our list of the top chick movies, from classics to tear-jerkers, comedies, and, of course, romance.

In addition to being food fanatics, the editors at MyRecipes are also avid movie-goers. Here's our list of the best chick flicks, all perfect for a night out with the girls or a romantic evening with your man, if you're lucky.

Classics
You just can't go wrong with Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn or Doris Day when you need a movie role model. These classics have it all–romance, humor, intrigue, and great style.

Gone With the Wind (1939)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Casablanca (1942)
Pillow Talk (1959)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Camelot (1967)
Funny Girl (1968)

Remakes and Revisions
Do a double feature and vote on which version you like the best.

The Women (1939); The Women (2008)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940); You've Got Mail (1998)
Father of the Bride (1950); Father of the Bride (1991)
Sabrina (1954); Sabrina (1995)
An Affair to Remember (1957); Love Affair (1939)

Tear-Jerkers
Get out the tissues and weep freely with your girlfriends. It's very therapeutic. There's nothing like a good tragedy to make you feel better about your life.

Love Story (1970)
The Way We Were (1973)
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Out of Africa (1985)
Beaches (1988)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Ghost (1990)
The English Patient (1996)
Stepmom (1998)

Romance
We don't believe the latest research claiming that romantic movies set up unrealistic expectations in relationships. What's wrong with your leading man climbing up a fire escape to the apartment on the top floor to bring you roses?

The Goodbye Girl (1977)
The Turning Point (1977)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
The American President (1995)
Titanic (1997)
As Good As It Gets (1997)
Runaway Bride (1999)
Notting Hill (1999)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Love Actually (2003)
50 First Dates (2004)
The Notebook (2004)
The Holiday (2006)

Strong Women
If you've been feeling a little timid about taking charge of your life, these women can show you how it's done with smarts, style, and just the right amount of brassiness.

The Color Purple (1985)
Working Girl (1988)
Thelma and Louise (1991)
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
The First Wives Club (1996)
Selena (1997)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

Just Plain Fun
Nothing beats a good comedy or a movie with big dance numbers for fun at the movies. These flicks just make you feel good inside.

Grease (1978)
Nine to Five (1980)
Flashdance (1983
Footloose (1984)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
The Princess Bride (1987)
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
What Women Want (2000)
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Legally Blonde (2001)
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Sex and the City movie (2008)
27 Dresses (2008)

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